With technology reaching a stage where it is today, there are apps for all sorts of things. So why should you, as a writer be left out? Here are some great apps for writers.
There are apps that monitor your diet, your heart beats, and they even mange your daily schedules. They do the most mundane tasks like waking you up on time, to the most complex like tracking your position and giving you relevant information regarding that place and things to do depending on the time of day, and also switching between various device functions as per your requirements without you having to even look at your devices. The possibilities of apps are endless and when there are great apps around, why should you as a writer miss out on apps that actually help improve your writing or even boost your creativity.
There are some great apps for writers that not only enable you to write and provide great features for drafting and composing your content, but there are those which even give your creativity some much needed boost when you are going through a block. Let have a look at some of the better ones:
A paid app on iOS, Pages app, allows you to type while on the go using your iPad, iPhone or even iPod Touch. You can get in content from even Microsoft Word, pull content over the cloud and also save your work over iCloud. It autosaves content and hence you need not worry about your work being saved or accidentally lost as it will never be lost or you won’t be missing any files with Pages. It costs $9.99.
This is among the best note taking apps found across platforms and operating systems. This is a free app and has features like audio notes as well as voice recording. It syncs your work across devices on which you have Evernote installed, so you need not worry about transferring and organizing your work.
3. Advanced English Dictionary and thesaurus:
For 99 cents you get probably the largest collection of words, meanings and a guide to get your diction right. This app comes with host of features to bookmark favorite words, learn synonyms and even how to use them in context of a sentence.
4. Inspiring Quotes:
As the name suggests, this app has collections of quotes on success, motivation, persistence, and lot more. This is a free app on the apple app store.
5. Story Tracker:
At a cent under $8 this app is aimed at letting you keep track of where and how your work is circulating. It allows you keep track of the work that you have submitted to various publishers and even allows to manage the list of markets you have your work sent too. It sorts your inputs based on genres, editors, dates and more. This is a great way to organize and track the progress and promotions of your books.
6. Plot Generator:
This is a great tool to have when you are looking for ideas to take your existing work forward or just need something new to start with. This app focuses on the 4 parts of a story – Premise, Detail, Complication, and the end Objective. It however randomizes these 4 aspects and gives you 4 different unrelated situations that you can fill the details and weave a unique story. It really gets the creative horses going. It has an ad supported free version that you can upgrade for $0.99.
7. Writing Prompts:
Similar to Plot Generator, this app gives prompts for taking your story forward. Available for free this has prompts for various genres ranging from crime, events, fantasy, science, history and more. You can even buy additional sets of prompts for $0.99. The way it works is it gives a random question in a particular genre and prompts you to get an answer, and thus helps to take the story forward. It gets really interesting once you get the hang of it, and all this is while you are on the go.
Writers probably love this one. This is however not a mobile app and is available for Mac as of now, though there is a mobile version in development. This works like a pin-board for your ideas and you can just put up what’s on your mind. This also allows not just ideas but your research work or any content to be organized and managed for use at a later stage.
There you have it, some of the better apps that help you as a writer with your writing and content management as well as some that give you a boost when you are creatively stuck. Technology is there for you to take advantage of and continue writing even when on the go so keep writing, keep exploring.